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burgie
22-06-2009, 02:09 PM
Some Information If You are attending the Southport National

The Cafe is Open:- from about 7:00 'til around 6:00pm serving hot food and drinks as well as a few sweets and cans of pop. There will the usual "stand pipe" arrangement for cold water throughout the weekend

Toilets:- as usual the clubhouse toilet facilities will be available from around 6:30am through to around 9:00pm, thereafter there will be toilets outside the clubhouse.

Speed Limit:- for real cars across the field is 2mph

Entrances to the park:- There are 2 ways directly into the park. do not use the entrance near the boating lake that takes you past the childrens playground. The entrance to the park is the "middle" one by the garden centre. However if it is very wet, then this entrance becomes waterlogged so please be careful - we will have measures in place to (hopefully) cope with this eventuality.

Directions to Victoria Park
From the North: - Exit M6 at Junction 26 joining the M58 west until Junction 1(switch island) Carry straight on the A5036 following Brown Information Signs for Southport Tourist until the first set of traffic lights (Police Station & Travel Inn on right) Turn right (sign posted Formby) A5207 North Perimeter Road. Straight on at Lights into Lydiate Lane (A5207) at next set of lights turn right (sign posted Southport) A565. Keep on A565 (Formby Bypass) for Approx. 6 miles, after passing RAF Woodvale Airfield on the left take the next left at the traffic lights (Coastal Road). At the Second Island take the third exit onto Weld Road then first left onto Rotten Row. Entrance to the track is 100 yards on left

Sat Nav:- Rotten Row, PR8 2BZ

The Track:- has seen some big changes over the past few weeks - the biggest change is the new astro turf sections that have replaced the grass....it's the same astro as we have on the straight and it is very very grippy.

Caravans:- There are still some Caravan spaces left, if you want them please PM me on here for my address details. Please note that if you bring a campervan onto the park, you still have to pay the 10.00 camping fee and bring a copy of your insurance for our records. Please be aware this condition is imposed by the Council not the Club...

Victoria Park:- will be open from 2:00pm on Friday 17th July. There will be no admission to the Park before then for caravans/tents/pit tents etc.

The Weather:- has been booked, we requested glorious sunshine....

Litter:- There will be plenty of bins around the site and a skip too....please use them!

I think that is all the information that you need for the time being, If I have missed something obvious, please let me know. I have recently changed my mobile phone, so the number you have for me on the national information pack is no longer valid - my new phone number is here (http://www.srcc.co.uk/index.php?pid=35).

As you will see when you come to the National, we have worked hard to make the track as good as we possibly can - we look forward to you racing at our track once again and hope that everyone has a good weekend.

Chrislong
22-06-2009, 02:19 PM
Not long til this one already! Woohooooooo :D

Belsten
26-06-2009, 08:30 AM
is the track as grippy as EPR ?

njc11
26-06-2009, 08:48 AM
is the track as grippy as EPR ?

More so mate!! :o

Belsten
26-06-2009, 09:10 AM
jeepers, are yellows still the tyre of choice in the dry ?

David Church
26-06-2009, 03:07 PM
Has there been new astro laid after last year??? I was told there was and the grip level was low??? This has surprised me as the grip there last year was mega!!!!!!

Stu
26-06-2009, 06:02 PM
I'll be taking track photos at the regional on sunday (none of the 4wd A).

I've not seen the changes yet, but I hope there will not be a new series leader next week.

Stu
28-06-2009, 06:23 PM
http://www.northernracer.com/posted/111.jpg

http://www.northernracer.com/posted/112.jpg

http://www.northernracer.com/posted/113.jpg

http://www.northernracer.com/posted/114.jpg

Panarama image - too wide to embed in the forum page. (http://www.northernracer.com/posted/115.JPG)

The track is basically the same as it was, but with the new grip levels you need to attack/back-off in different areas. I found it difficult at first because I know the old track so well, but by the end of today I was into the new game. I suspect that folk who don't know the track as well as the locals will find it less difficult to adjust.

chris68nufc
29-06-2009, 09:22 PM
Can't remember if have been given a place at southport national? Can somebody on the reserve list that has had a recent update from pw let me know if my name is on there. Chris Stewart. Thanks. Or if anybody can pm me mr worsleys email adress then I can contact him myself. The track pics look great by the way

DanW
29-06-2009, 10:15 PM
Changes from last year to this year are subtle but significant....

Grass sections replaced with new astro (same type as used in the straight in 2008)

Worn out astor on back section replaced with new (as per above).

Doubles section replaced by 4-way table top - more forgiving to drive and the extra exit allows more track options.

New additional exit opened up (Stu's last picture - far left of shot) to allow more track options.

A new island has been made at the clubhouse end of the straight to make an additional sweeping entrance leading on to the straight, entrance also has new astro. (previously it was a sharp 90deg over some bumpy grass only used on club days).

Tarmac corner has been resurfaced due to the old surface starting to break-up quite badly.

Hopefully before the national the new astro will get re-streched and any unwanted lumps or bumps that have appeared will be smoothed out. :D

Belsten
13-07-2009, 09:10 AM
seems to have gone a bit quiet on here

Danny McGee
14-07-2009, 09:49 AM
2mph in the park....

That means ill have to have my foot on the brake on idle......... Im sure i'll be able to do that :bored:

Whats the weather going to be like then? Is it still Scu greens when its wet? or is it now BB's with all the astro?

Have scu got Green 2's or we still using the blue/greens that we have now hehe

Southwell
15-07-2009, 08:29 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/315?&search=southport&itemsPerPage=10&region=uk&area=Southport

I don't think ive had a full national being dry there. :lol:

That astro looks scarily grippy.

flipside
15-07-2009, 09:02 AM
http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/forecast-15day.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&postalcode=PR9%200HR&metric=1

I think I go for this one :-)

Body Paint
15-07-2009, 09:49 AM
http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/forecast-15day.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&postalcode=PR9%200HR&metric=1

I think I go for this one :-)

We'll have that one please Wouter, can you make sure you bring that with you on the weekend :D

At least we have someone to blame if it rains now :lol:

flipside
15-07-2009, 09:54 AM
I'll do my best :-)

Found another one!
http://www.weeronline.com/cgi-bin/citytrend?LANG=nl&WMO=03316&PROVIDER=anwendung&SID=033163a3d0473af5c90ded4c3dfc0fe2988c1&BKM=Groot-Britanniee/Southport

craigosh
15-07-2009, 10:42 AM
Remember folks please do not arrive BEFORE 2PM on Friday as you will not be allowed to park up before then.

Body Paint
15-07-2009, 11:12 AM
I'll do my best :-)

Found another one!
http://www.weeronline.com/cgi-bin/citytrend?LANG=nl&WMO=03316&PROVIDER=anwendung&SID=033163a3d0473af5c90ded4c3dfc0fe2988c1&BKM=Groot-Britanniee/Southport

That one will do aswell ;)

Lee
15-07-2009, 11:14 AM
I'm not going but could someone make sure that Simon Bettens doesn't go too fast or use full throttle in 2wd between corners with my car. It's not used to it. :lol:

Richard Lowe
15-07-2009, 11:15 AM
2mph in the park....

That means ill have to have my foot on the brake on idle......... Im sure i'll be able to do that :bored:

Exactly! My car won't go that slowly :bored:

flipside
15-07-2009, 11:16 AM
I'm not going but could someone make sure that Simon Bettens doesn't go too fast or use full throttle in 2wd between corners with my car. It's not used to it. :lol:

I'll make sure he runs with his own car :-)

blitzboy
15-07-2009, 11:59 AM
I'm not going but could someone make sure that Simon Bettens doesn't go too fast or use full throttle in 2wd between corners with my car. It's not used to it. :lol:

i could supply him with my famous Mr O antithrottle jabber if ya need one heheheheheheh

IceMike
15-07-2009, 12:19 PM
i could supply him with my famous Mr O antithrottle jabber if ya need one heheheheheheh

ive seen this devise its amazing!!

woOdy
15-07-2009, 09:19 PM
Does anyone know if there are any caravan spaces left due to me getting a place last night from the reserve list. I have tried to ring Chris but not getting any answer.

Chrislong
15-07-2009, 09:21 PM
My phone hasn't rung dude, but I couldn't help you re:sharabangs.:lol:

woOdy
15-07-2009, 09:22 PM
My phone hasn't rung dude, but I couldn't help you re:sharabangs.:lol:

plonker. I mean Chris Burgess. Silly.

Stu
15-07-2009, 09:29 PM
Plonker - never heard it called that before.

ben
15-07-2009, 09:34 PM
Exactly! My car won't go that slowly :bored:

You never go above 50 anyway "go slow" :p

Chrislong
15-07-2009, 09:34 PM
Don't you whack a xylophone with ya plonker? :bored::lol:

*ouch*

woOdy
15-07-2009, 09:36 PM
I dont think I am strong enough to pick u up and bash your head on some wooden slats.:lol:

DanW
15-07-2009, 10:25 PM
Does anyone know if there are any caravan spaces left due to me getting a place last night from the reserve list. I have tried to ring Chris but not getting any answer.

I think we do have a free caravan space, but you would have to check with Chris. He was at the track tonight, but had left his phone at home, you should be able to get hold of him in the morning. If there is a place you will need to provide copies of your insurance and stuff - council regs :bored:

flipside
16-07-2009, 07:10 AM
I think we do have a free caravan space, but you would have to check with Chris. He was at the track tonight, but had left his phone at home, you should be able to get hold of him in the morning. If there is a place you will need to provide copies of your insurance and stuff - council regs :bored:

Does that also apply if you stay in a tent?

Jamie B4
16-07-2009, 07:21 AM
Woody - pm'd

Evo_Snr
16-07-2009, 07:55 AM
Does that also apply if you stay in a tent?
There is no need to pre book a tent as these are free..

flipside
16-07-2009, 08:57 AM
Sorry, I was referring to the insurance stuff etc..., is that only for caravans and campervans?

thanks

Evo_Snr
16-07-2009, 09:14 AM
I'll make sure he runs with his own car :-)
Yes the insurance is only for caravans/campervans as we are in public park.
Just make sure there are spaces in between the tents to reduce any risk of fire.

Southwell
17-07-2009, 08:11 AM
We'll have that one please Wouter, can you make sure you bring that with you on the weekend :D

At least we have someone to blame if it rains now :lol:

It's changed it's choon now. :p Ill bring my boat. :woot:

Northy
17-07-2009, 08:13 AM
Is it a bit wet over there guys? It's rained here ALL night :cry:

G

Stu
17-07-2009, 08:42 AM
It's coming down stair-rods & bannister-rails in Burnley boss.

Southport's a funny place, it can be clear there, but hoving it down 5 miles inland :eh?:

Tom3012
17-07-2009, 08:55 AM
Been raining most of the night, looking out of the window, grounds damp with a few puddles, track should be alright though i reckon, it was hot yesterday, typical hey!! ;)

Jonesy
17-07-2009, 09:04 AM
Been raining most of the night, looking out of the window, grounds damp with a few puddles, track should be alright though i reckon, it was hot yesterday, typical hey!! ;)


How about the 'pitting' area?? The tent flooded a few years ago, don't want the same again!!


Id anybody up for the Southport nightlife as well this year? Got outfits ironed and ready to go!

Danny McGee
17-07-2009, 09:36 AM
Been raining most of the night, looking out of the window, grounds damp with a few puddles, track should be alright though i reckon, it was hot yesterday, typical hey!! ;)



So local boys, seeing as no one answered me the other day I'll shout this time

ARE BB'S BETTER IN THE WET THAN SCHUM GREEN 2'S?

Thanks :)

col300
17-07-2009, 09:48 AM
So local boys, seeing as no one answered me the other day I'll shout this time

ARE BB'S BETTER IN THE WET THAN SCHUM GREEN 2'S?

Thanks :)

Not sure about mini spike 2 greens, havent seen any of them. But BB greens are the tyre of choice in the wet. :thumbsup:

ashleyb4
17-07-2009, 09:51 AM
Id anybody up for the Southport nightlife as well this year? Got outfits ironed and ready to go!

Found a picture of it....

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/images/400/F/48/F4848-001.jpg

IceMike
17-07-2009, 10:52 AM
How about the 'pitting' area?? The tent flooded a few years ago, don't want the same again!!


Id anybody up for the Southport nightlife as well this year? Got outfits ironed and ready to go!

you can iron me a shirt 2 then :P

ben
17-07-2009, 11:03 AM
how do you iron? :cry: :p

Lee
17-07-2009, 11:07 AM
You would struggle to iron that suit of armour in your house ben :lol:

Stu
17-07-2009, 11:14 AM
I'll do it, I have acess to one of these boss, easy

http://www.aptgroup.com/images/3273/3311/zf000001_w248h364.jpg

Jonesy
17-07-2009, 11:34 AM
you can iron me a shirt 2 then :P


You could just wear mine dude it may be too big for you though!!

Any issues if I have a drink in the car on the way up? Promise not to spill any!

Lee
17-07-2009, 11:37 AM
Are you driving :woot:

IceMike
17-07-2009, 11:46 AM
You could just wear mine dude it may be too big for you though!!

Any issues if I have a drink in the car on the way up? Promise not to spill any!


no worries mate!!

Jonesy
17-07-2009, 12:37 PM
Are you driving :woot:


Don't tell anyone...........



PS: Obviously NOT! Mike is giving me a lift!

David Church
17-07-2009, 05:41 PM
It's raining hard here!!!!!!!!!!!!:cry::cry::cry:

David Church
17-07-2009, 08:32 PM
It's finally stopped raining here!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!:thumbsup:

burgie
17-07-2009, 08:49 PM
Southport Track Status:-

Currently not raining (at last) good "breeze" moving the clouds along....

The track is still raceable when wet, using BALLISTIC BUGGYS GREENS (for the sake of Mr McGee):p

Pitting area is moist underfoot....;)

T4miy4 Guy
17-07-2009, 09:01 PM
What times the first race start?

Was thinking of coming along to watch!

Cheers Andy

Chrislong
17-07-2009, 09:07 PM
Hey Andy, get there around 10am and qualifying will be moving along nicely by then.

David Church
18-07-2009, 05:11 AM
It's not raining here, and hasnt for some time, still windy and cloudy, but the track is free of all standing water and looks in great shape!!!! Well done Southport team!!!!!!:thumbsup:

David Church
18-07-2009, 09:44 AM
Halfway through round 1
Sleigh
Stafford
Stanley
Cragg
Moss
Evison
Williams
Trueman
Lowe Dodd

banksy
18-07-2009, 09:54 AM
Track looks awesome and different from the clay in Perth. Hope all have a good day.
Simon

footey
18-07-2009, 10:31 AM
whos EVISON

steel
18-07-2009, 10:34 AM
chris evison

footey
18-07-2009, 10:35 AM
is he a local as i know all the rest of them

Chrislong
18-07-2009, 10:50 AM
Well done Chris Evison. Keep it up!

Shane, he's at most if not all the 2wd nationals and he's a Southport regular.

OldTimer
18-07-2009, 11:04 AM
Keep the updates coming from the track guys :thumbsup:

David Church
18-07-2009, 11:11 AM
Round 2 halfway through
Stanley
Moss
Sleigh
Yardy
Lowe
Bowater
Bradby
Cragg
Martin
Lee

Track is drying, sun is almost out!!!

David Church
18-07-2009, 11:12 AM
Griffiths just went 25th with 5 heats to go

OldTimer
18-07-2009, 11:26 AM
We needs to pull his finger out :lol:

David Church
18-07-2009, 12:40 PM
Halfway through round 3, this is round 3 score, not overall

Cragg
Stafford
Lowe
Bradby
Yardy
Martin
Benfield
Sleigh
Dodd
Evison

David Church
18-07-2009, 12:42 PM
Overall whils still in round 3

Stanley
Sleigh
Stafford
Cragg
Moss
Lowe
Yardy
Bradby
Martin
Evison

footey
18-07-2009, 01:33 PM
is mark stanley running X6

David Church
18-07-2009, 02:13 PM
Yes footey!!!

A overall, unofficially

Cragg
Stanley
Sleigh
Stafford
Moss
Lowe
Yardy
Bradby
martin
Evison

BQ Danny McGee with a TQ in round 4 :o:o:o

Darren Boyle
18-07-2009, 03:17 PM
May I be the first to congratulate Neil on the TQ and more important the win.

He has managed to break the strangle hold and dominance we have had on this for the last 7 nationals previous with the X-Factory X6 chassis.

I am glad it took a driver of Neil's caliber to be able to achieve this, gutted our run of wins is over but well doen to Neil....

Garry Driffill
18-07-2009, 04:18 PM
Go Mark! :woot:

elvo
18-07-2009, 04:27 PM
GO BOB!!

Tom3012
18-07-2009, 05:47 PM
Congrats to local Hero Chris Evison! :p Anyone from southport know how the locals got on? Plus, any chance there could be a 4WD space tomorrow? really want to race :cry:

danDanEFC
18-07-2009, 06:11 PM
Neil Cragg won today

Ryan won the L final after a great defensive move on Ashley.

Dan Rawcliff won his final after qualifing 10.

Tim and Ben qualified in higher finals but were rubbish :-)

I dont know about spare places tomorrow but there were 2 spare places today

Tom3012
18-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Neil Cragg won today

Ryan won the L final after a great defensive move on Ashley.

Dan Rawcliff won his final after qualifing 10.

Tim and Ben qualified in higher finals but were rubbish :-)

I dont know about spare places tomorrow but there were 2 spare places today


Go team southport!! :p

David Church
19-07-2009, 05:09 AM
It has stayed dry through the night here, a few drops of rain this morning. Alot of cloud around, but ok!!!!
I will try to keep you all updated today:D

_sleigh_
19-07-2009, 05:19 AM
Bad news DC, I'm about 10 minutes south of the track on it's pi**ing it down :-(

gazhillAE
19-07-2009, 08:50 AM
Any updates on the positions and rain!!!!

Well done to Mr Cragg awwww just what AE needed!

Chris, very well done Sir, after your performance there with 2wd recently thought you would of won :o

:lol:

jondell
19-07-2009, 07:05 PM
Lee Martin laid it down today with TQ and the A final win... good job bud.

dbizzle5
19-07-2009, 07:07 PM
Top ten?

ashleyb4
19-07-2009, 09:11 PM
Ryan won the L final after a great defensive move on Ashley.


On the last lap i was only a few foot off him and i got badgered by a back marker :p Ryan was driving fantastically. Really enjoyed that final!

A

ashleyb4
19-07-2009, 09:41 PM
Quackerly enjoyed southport to

He made sure we went the right way....

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4813/dscf2741.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/dscf2741.jpg/)

He liked the runcorn Bridge....

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8891/dscf2745.jpg (http://img261.imageshack.us/i/dscf2745.jpg/)

He messed up neils charger as he fed him to meg...

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6201/dscf2748.jpg (http://img521.imageshack.us/i/dscf2748.jpg/) http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/dscf2748.jpg/1/w1024.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img521/dscf2748.jpg/1/)

He inspected the track and gave it his seal of approval...

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2162/dscf2749m.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/i/dscf2749m.jpg/) http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/dscf2749m.jpg/1/w1024.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img189/dscf2749m.jpg/1/)

Quackerly was then tired so tried to find somewhere to sleep

Tried the bonnet of neils car but it was hard.....

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4615/copyofdscf2746.jpg (http://img229.imageshack.us/i/copyofdscf2746.jpg/)

He then tried pete's van but this was hard to....

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9429/dscf2752.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/dscf2752.jpg/) http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/dscf2752.jpg/1/w1024.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img41/dscf2752.jpg/1/)

He then found neils tent which was comfy but a bit smelly....

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/7070/dscf2747.jpg (http://img174.imageshack.us/i/dscf2747.jpg/) http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/dscf2747.jpg/1/w1024.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img174/dscf2747.jpg/1/)

He then tried megs basket which was comfy and wasnt as smell as neils tent but it wasa bit cold.....

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9082/dscf2750.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/i/dscf2750.jpg/) http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/dscf2750.jpg/1/w1024.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img148/dscf2750.jpg/1/)

Then he went in to craig and ruths caravan and that was warm comfy and nice.....

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/8194/dscf2751a.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/dscf2751a.jpg/) http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/dscf2751a.jpg/1/w1024.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img40/dscf2751a.jpg/1/)

Neil he was watching you :p

A

ashleyb4
19-07-2009, 09:52 PM
Well my weekend was interesting. Saturday i didnt really pull it all together. Had a good round 4 but by which time it was to little to late. Had a great final even though i didnt win it. I have to say i was loving my move into the first corner.

And today well.... Went out in practise in the pouring rain. And car went ok was a bit slippy but ok. Round 1 was a crash fest between me, neil and Poor Andy Mountford (Sorry Andy). Round 2 cash smashed into the back of me. Breaking my rear pivot block and my diff outdrives and saver cups. Got it fixed. 5 minutes before round 3 I found my front wheel was a bit tight in places so took the LCD out and found it was gunged up. Which meant i missed round 3. Round 4 put it on the line and found it had on and off throttle found out that one of my reciever wires had snapped off my speedo. Thanks to Matt For fixing it for me :thumbsup:. Then after qualifying dead last. After changing most of the car. Diff tension, slipper, shock oils, springs, shock positions. I put it on the line and find that the posative battery wire had a bad joint on the speedo so it broke off. So it was a bad day.

So thanks for everyone who helped me.

Well done to Blitz and Jeff for marhalling on saturday.

Well dont to stan the man for 2nd on saturday.

Thanks to Dan for the push on friday.

Also message from my mum. Griff you have nice hair and skin. Rish Lowe you have nice eyes. lol

A

Chrislong
19-07-2009, 09:53 PM
Lucky with the weather today, although we did have some wet rounds I think it could have been a lot worse and the track was actually really good in all conditions (and no tyre confusion = green BB's whatever condition).

Big well done to Colin May for a stonking day, really pleased for you mate.

Another Big well done to Matty Latham, for his best ever 4wd result and a very good B final qually position, shame you DNF'd the final as you were up there mate.

The track was fantastic, good meeting guys. Thoroughly enjoyed my C final race, I was worried it was going to be carnage like the few finals leading up to it, but it turned out to be quite clean.

Chris

GRIFF55
19-07-2009, 10:23 PM
What c final where you in coco!!:lol: Thanks all at southport for a great weekend. Really enjoyed it!! I'll have you next time jonsey:p

Oooo, forgot to thank jmag for the chef duties, haggis for the tunes and the belgian guys for the beer :-) , it in the fridge now


Nice one on the win too pidge!

Jamie B4
20-07-2009, 07:30 AM
Big thanks to Southport this weekend - track was awesome but defo needs more practice. Rain didnt affect atmosphere but highlight of the weekend was Truman on mic, the lad is a hero and comes out with some awesome comments that you can not help to laugh at - good work fella.

GRIFF55
20-07-2009, 07:32 AM
Agreed, me and belsten didn't stop laughing. We actually went and sat under the rostrum just to listen to him!! Goood Job Buddy.


DRAG RACE:lol:

Kash
20-07-2009, 08:22 AM
Agreed, me and belsten didn't stop laughing. We actually went and sat under the rostrum just to listen to him!! Goood Job Buddy.


DRAG RACE:lol:

Lol he was very funny "Freight Train Baby"

DaveG28
20-07-2009, 08:22 AM
Yep, class commentary!

Lee Martin
20-07-2009, 08:40 AM
tony T was ace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DRAG RACE!!!!

Chris Doughty
20-07-2009, 08:56 AM
Yes footey!!!


BQ Danny McGee with a TQ in round 4 :o:o:o


Danny does this far too often!

Belsten
20-07-2009, 08:58 AM
the whole commentary over the weekend was awesome again, got it done, gooooooooood job, drag race
Thanks to all for a great weekend, thoroughly enjoyed the track too

Stu
20-07-2009, 09:26 AM
Good skills to Colin May, 1st time 'A' finalist.

http://www.northernracer.com/posted/117.jpg

There was quite a lot of talk about Colin being a 'local' driver, it's not actually the case. He is local in terms of region, but not club.

GRIFF55
20-07-2009, 09:28 AM
who cares if your local or not, still gota drive pretty damn good on the day! I couldn't live with him on that back section in our race.
Well done!

Jamie B4
20-07-2009, 09:31 AM
Doesn't matter about any talk Stu. Colin was absolutely awesome to make a A final takes some doing but to qualify as high as he did was a credit to the region.

Also from the mid west a excellent drive for Stanners on saturday just couldn't pip Cragg and well done to Yardy again brilliant drive from 10th to 3rd - Midwest going strong

Jamie B4
20-07-2009, 09:32 AM
Griff beat me to it!!!

ryan_93
20-07-2009, 10:28 AM
Had a great first national, Saturday was amazing, realy enjoyed the final. Sunday with 2wd was hard racing against 4wd in the wet lol but great weekend overall.

jimbo007
20-07-2009, 11:15 AM
Thanks all at southport Top weekend:D

What c final where you in coco!!:lol: Thanks all at southport for a great weekend. Really enjoyed it!! I'll have you next time jonsey:p

Oooo, forgot to thank jmag for the chef duties, haggis for the tunes and the belgian guys for the beer :-) , it in the fridge now


Nice one on the win too pidge!

No worries GRIFF55 may do a curry:drool::drool: for the next one and just heat it on the cooker in the night.:D Mr Kirk..............Yes..............

bigred5765
20-07-2009, 11:22 AM
have to agree with all the above comments, track and club organization was fantastic as usual,well done to ma boy for a 10 in round 3 and a 11 in round 4,his highest ever quails and b8 his highest ever national finish,weather was a bit ca ck but it didn't spoil the meeting IMHO,well done Colin awsome job mate,Truman well what can i say, gettin her done, DRAG RACE, lol roll on stotfold.

Body Paint
20-07-2009, 11:40 AM
Thanks to everyone involved, had a great weekend.

Took me all weekend to get my head around the track but love the new layout, the 4wd was awesome even if I did keep trying to turn right on the concrete :blush:

Well done to Neil and Pidge but I take my hat off to Stan and Lowe. Rich Lowes move on Cragg over the table top was amazing, go Team Two Fingers ;)

GRIFF55
20-07-2009, 12:18 PM
That pass by lowe was doof in the one finger club, not the two;)
Nice bit of driving buddy

RudeTony
20-07-2009, 01:44 PM
Surely someone took video of leg 2 of the 4wd A final - what a race that was - superb by all drivers - come on get the thing posted
Thanks to Southport - Terrible weather but a great effort by all at the club - if only we can control the weather eh!!!

peetbee
20-07-2009, 01:47 PM
Big thanks to Southport this weekend - track was awesome but defo needs more practice. Rain didnt affect atmosphere but highlight of the weekend was Truman on mic, the lad is a hero and comes out with some awesome comments that you can not help to laugh at - good work fella.
Agree with that, but DC was in good form too!
Cheered me up no end after losing a wheel in the 4th round.

Evo_Snr
20-07-2009, 05:29 PM
Here is a link to some photos that were taken at the National:-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob-w/sets/72157621546055679/

:):)

Jonesy
20-07-2009, 06:28 PM
I like the look of the main picture as you click on Eric's link, nice Orange shell!

Thanks to all at Southport for the weekend, had my 2nd best National Weekend EVER!! C Final in 2wd, B Final in 4wd, happy days, hoping the B Final has secured the F1 for the first time too :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

First of all apologies to the lads for not going out on Saturday night but looking at the results of those who did I'm happy I stayed in, mentions in that category go to Mike Elliott, Robbo, Big Tinnerz, Rob Harris and of course Mr Riley!!

Further to going out, congratulations must go to Robbo who managed to pull for the 3rd time in Southport (I think) and for the 2nd time getting the bird to the track on Sunday, Good Job!

Great work from MCDC and MCTT as always, TT, superb job and keeps getting better and better, looking forward to more fun at Stotfold! 'Drag Race' and 'Freight Train Baby' being 2 of the favourite sayings!

I'd also like to thank the ref's for their great job this weekend (and I'm not just saying that because I helped on Sunday!) Damo, Northy, Pete, Stu and the others give up their own time at the meetings to ref, I hear there was a dispute at the end of the meeting but as I never heard it, it's not my place to say but I hope you guys carry on the good work, it helped me to get throught the traffic a couple of times this weekend and would be a shame to lose you all.

Final congrats go to the Team 'friends', Matty Latham for his highest National finish (doesn't beat my B Final 4th - both classes - at Oz though dude :p) and Colin May for his A Final which clearly does beat my highest national finish :mad:!!

Great weekend, looking forward to next year already

James
20-07-2009, 06:56 PM
Surely someone took video of leg 2 of the 4wd A final - what a race that was - superb by all drivers - come on get the thing posted
Thanks to Southport - Terrible weather but a great effort by all at the club - if only we can control the weather eh!!!

Ive done vids of all 6 A legs, you can subscribe to my youtube page (www.burninrubber.co.uk (http://www.burninrubber.co.uk)) and get a message when theyre uploaded (pretty soon!) or if jimmy wants them they may appear in the oOple report first :)
Got some slow-mo replays of the best moves, there was some awesome driving....!

dbizzle5
20-07-2009, 07:07 PM
Heres my efforts. Only managed to do the 1st and 3rd legs of 2wd as I was marshalling leg 2 and wasnt there on sunday.

2wd A Final leg 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib981ciFd-s

2wd A Final Leg 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJWLKFb1LxM&feature=channel_page

GRIFF55
20-07-2009, 10:04 PM
[quote=Jonesy;266146]I like the look of the main picture as you click on Eric's link, nice Orange shell!

I've just noticed whats coming up the ramp behind you Jones!!!! The yellow peril:D

Kash
20-07-2009, 10:19 PM
Really enjoyed the weekend it's good to see that the A Final driving is still awesome I have a few pics just haven't had time to sort them yet heres one of Neil trying really hard to pass Lee

Jonesy
20-07-2009, 10:19 PM
[quote=Jonesy;266146]I like the look of the main picture as you click on Eric's link, nice Orange shell!

I've just noticed whats coming up the ramp behind you Jones!!!! The yellow peril:D


Behind me again Griff.................... :p :p :p

rc boy
20-07-2009, 10:28 PM
I would like to thank everyone for all the kind comments that have been put up on here, i would also like to thank my dad for getting the car running so well, and last but not least Schumacher for making such a awesome car to drive, also for giving me the opportunity to drive it for them. with such a supportive team behind me, roll on stotfold :thumbsup:

Jonesy
20-07-2009, 10:31 PM
I would like to thank everyone for all the kind comments that have been put up on here, i would also like to thank my dad for getting the car running so well, and last but not least Schumacher for making such a awesome car to drive, also for giving me the opportunity to drive it for them. with such a supportive team behind me, roll on stotfold :thumbsup:

Mate, you had to drive it as well. You came from absolutly no where in the final 2 rounds and stormed our heat!

Jonesy
20-07-2009, 10:33 PM
Has anyone got the tech chart for the 2wd A Final, I want to confirm all of Stan's sponsors, Schumacher, GM, Penthouse Movies........ GENIUS!

rc boy
20-07-2009, 10:38 PM
Mate, you had to drive it as well. You came from absolutly no where in the final 2 rounds and stormed our heat!

ha ha I guess so,i still cant believe you took me out in the final :p ha ha only joking guess it happens

Jonesy
20-07-2009, 10:50 PM
ha ha I guess so,i still cant believe you took me out in the final :p ha ha only joking guess it happens


Dude, you turned into me, I just held the line!! :lol:

rc boy
20-07-2009, 10:56 PM
Dude, you turned into me

i dont think i could ever turn into another jonesy theres only 1 ;)

blitzboy
20-07-2009, 11:11 PM
Here is a link to some photos that were taken at the National:-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob-w/sets/72157621546055679/

:):)

nioce shots of my pred in there buddy cheers :woot:

David Church
21-07-2009, 05:37 AM
Another great weekend!!!!!

Massive THANKS to the Southport club!!!!!! The track was great!!!!
Thanks to all involved in running the meeting, all the ref's, the BRCA crew, and of course TT for his great MC-ing!!!!!!!

Our section seems to be getting better all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Richard Lowe
21-07-2009, 08:04 AM
Awesome video's Ralph! I haven't watched the 4wd one a million times, honest :blush: :lol:

Nd4Wy-FAxZk&feature=channel_page

-Df1okM-_ik

ashleyb4
21-07-2009, 09:13 AM
Loving the video's ralph.

Did you have generator problems.

A

Body Paint
21-07-2009, 09:17 AM
Awesome video's Ralph! I haven't watched the 4wd one a million times, honest :blush: :lol:

Nd4Wy-FAxZk&feature=channel_page

-Df1okM-_ik

I can recomend 3.17 minutes on the 4wd vid "GO ON RICH!!!!" LOL

Lee Martin
21-07-2009, 09:25 AM
corner cut?????? :-p

ashleyb4
21-07-2009, 09:40 AM
Also my mum would like to say that she didnt get the van stuck on sunday she was driving it while we pulled it out.

A

Richard Lowe
21-07-2009, 10:08 AM
corner cut?????? :-p

Not quite :p

Body Paint
21-07-2009, 12:57 PM
I saw Skelding attempt the same move in the D final, he did go for the corner cut and hit the wall, twice :o I think the Durango may have broken the wall :lol:

pugboy
21-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Awesome vids those, like the soundtrack too. More of that in future. :)

Chrislong
23-07-2009, 09:45 AM
I was braving the jump too Craig while on your rear end, when i went for the move the wall won... :blush: